Heritage Open Day September 11th, 2016

TDCS was in Tamworth Town Hall for the second year running on Heritage Open Day on 11th September, 2016, and our stall was kept busy as hundreds of visitors of all ages called in. It was good to see the Mayor in full regalia welcoming people into the Mayor’s Parlour. Thanks also to our friends the Green Badge Tourist Guides who did sterling work around the town centre publicising the HOD attractions, assisting visitors, and welcoming people into the Town Hall.  We had a lovely time.

Here are some scenes from the day.  Unless stated otherwise all photographs are by S. Biggs.

tgtg-hod-2016-09-11-001“Thomas Guy” makes an appearance at histdcs-hod-2016-09-11-sb_0960 Almshouses, posing proudly below his coat of arms (photo by D. Biggs).  TDCS would like to see a statue of our town’s great benefactor Mr. Guy erected in the town. On the right: Blooming marvellous!  The Castle Grounds show why Tamworth has won Gold in the Small Cities category of the Heart of England in  Bloom competition for ten consecutive years. Well done to all concerned.

tdcs-hod-2016-09-11-sb_0983aThe “Mediaeval Grave-diggers” literally worship The Worshipful The Mayor of Tamworth, and the Mayoress.  His Worship looks  bemused!

Below:  Back to front! Shouldn’t Bibbledy Bob the policeman be chasing the Convict?  If only Sir Robert Peel’s statue could talk!


Thanks for the memories. TDCS members Jill Wood, Kay Green, and Michael Green are fascinated by what was happening in the  town fifty years ago, revealed in a 1966 volume of the Tamworth Herald on show in the Town Hall.


The scenes of Old Tamworth on our stall captivated many visitors.